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Cult | News | 11 October 2004

Trek Nation

Fan contributions sought for new documentary.

The son of Gene Rodenberry, Eugene, is looking for fans of Star Trek to tell their own dramatic and personal stories for a documentary, Trek Nation.

"I want to find people out there who are not just stereotypical fans," Roddenberry said. "People who are NFL football players, high-profile celebrities, politicians, religious leaders, Harley-Davidson bikers and rap artists. I want to show that Star Trek has a positive influence on people.

"The stories I'm looking for are the dramatic stories, like Vietnam veterans or those who sneaked Star Trek tapes over the Berlin wall, which was a crime punishable by death. I know Vietnam veterans who put guns to heads every day, but [were] convinced by Star Trek that tomorrow would be a better day."

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